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"The decision that a truth has appeared, that an event has occurred, incites a process of verification, the “infinite procedure of verification of the true,” in what Badiou calls an “exercise of fidelity.” Fidelity is a working out and working through of the truth, an engagement with truth that extends out into and changes the world." (jodi Dean, Comrade)

What is the thing "that extends out into and changes the world" here, is it "fidelity" or "an engagement with truth" or "truth"?

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Fidelity is a working out and working through of the truth, [an engagement with truth that extends out into and changes the world].


I'd say that the underlined relative clause modifies "engagement with truth" (the antecedent).

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God and Ms. Dean only know, and maybe this Badiou. Grammatically, it's probably "engagement", but because the sentence doesn't make any sense whichever antecedent you choose, and the writer therefore is not to be trusted to get it right herself, it is impossible to tell.

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